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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    By kyle | June 13, 2012

    Asked why he blew off a “Family Guy” script meeting, Seth MacFarlane (couldn’t he behave a bit better, at least temporarily, while a reporter was tailing him?) first told The New Yorker it was “because I don’t get vacations” (I wonder if the legendary fact-checking squad assessed that fact) and once worked for “fifteen months, seven days a week” (ditto). Then he changed his story:

    “It’s a regular occurrence for me to step outside my daily activities and contemplate things like the flow of time. We perceive it as moving from one direction to another, but who’s to say it doesn’t move in the other direction?”

    Pretty deep for a guy who makes his living off ass jokes. But how professional should we expect the guy to be? He only gets $38 million a year. For $39 million, maybe he’d put some effort into his job.

    This would be perfect for Private Eye’s “Luvvies” column on the musings of showbiz folk.

    Topics: Comedy, TV | 4 Comments »

    4 Responses to “Luvvies”

    1. kishke Says:
      June 13th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      His musings on the flow of time tie in to his vacation woes. If time flows backward, his vacations are over before they’ve begun.

    2. Obama bin Biden Says:
      June 15th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Will Ted fly or crash?

    3. Kyle Says:
      June 15th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      Looks like a hit to me. haven’t seen it yet though.

    4. Obama bin Biden Says:
      June 15th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      I agree.